Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 72 85
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 20 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.36% 1.34% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.64% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 15
Reading median daily rate £300 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +0.69% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £331 £250
90th Percentile £431 £575 £423
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £403 £376
% change year-on-year -25.47% +6.98% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.00 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year +45.76% - -

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,251 1,036 1,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.28% 81.70% 80.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 532 792
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £229 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 51 36
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -24.99% -5.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £49.50 £53.75 £38.52
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +46.67% -9.09% -31.25%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 15 (75.00%) SQL
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) Integration Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (50.00%) Oracle
5 10 (50.00%) Windows
6 9 (45.00%) SoapUI
7 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (40.00%) Smart Meter
7 8 (40.00%) XML
7 8 (40.00%) Unix
8 6 (30.00%) Selenium
8 6 (30.00%) C#
8 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
9 5 (25.00%) BDD
9 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
10 4 (20.00%) SDLC
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
10 4 (20.00%) Scrum
11 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
11 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
11 3 (15.00%) System Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (15.00%) SOAP
11 3 (15.00%) ISEB

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (10.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.00%) MSI
5 1 (5.00%) Protractor
5 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Analyst
1 17 (85.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Integration Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) REST
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (20.00%) Scrum
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (15.00%) API Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.00%) System Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Structured Programming
8 2 (10.00%) TDD
9 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Lumension
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee
4 1 (5.00%) VMware